Jay Mawson

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What Your Instagram Aesthetic Says About You

You've got one. I've got one. Here’s a comprehensive guide to exactly what it says about your entire personality and way of life.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i>.<p>Curating the perfect Instagram profile is an impossible balancing act. If you don't come across generally attractive, you have …

Queer Eye

Instagram’s Facade of the Perfect Life Has Made Us Lose Our Empathy

Last week, it was reported that 3 Canadian YouTube vloggers had died while swimming at the top of Shannon Falls in Squamish, British Columbia. The …

Social Media

How the viral story of #PlaneBae brought out the worst in everyone

It’s a cliche, by this point, to say that we’re living inside the very future that Andy Warhol predicted in 1968, in which we would all be world-famous for 15 minutes. With his meta preoccupation with fame as a material in itself, Warhol foreshadowed our culture in which we all have the potential …

Social Media

How this 2014 Instagram hoax predicted the way we now use social media

In 2014 Amalia Ulman tricked us all. The digital artist spent four months curating an Instagram profile that documented the life of a wannabe it-girl trying to make it in LA. We watched as Ulman’s story unfolded, climaxing with a (fake) boob job and public apology. At the point when almost 90,000 …

Social Media

Pull Quote

Travel<p>Social media-savvy travelers are increasingly drawing their destination inspiration from Instagram—but at what cost?<p>Puffed, gray-tinged clouds roll over Odda, Norway, reflected in the quiet azure waters of Lake Ringedalsvatnet. More than 2,000 feet above, a hiker is perched atop Trolltunga, a …

Social Media

Step out of your Facebook echo chamber with this simple app

Facebook has been getting a bad rep lately for a lot of different things — and rightfully so. There’s the looming fake news problem it can’t seem to fix, and it’s been held accountable for the surprising result of this year’s US election.<p>The first one is for the company to fix, but the second is …

Fears increase over terrorists using live broadcasts for attacks after French cop murder shown on Facebook Live

A Frenchman who murdered a police commander and his partner on a new Facebook live broadcast application has raised fears that terrorists will increasingly turn to such streaming applications to broadcast their crimes in real time.<p>In a 12-minute live broadcast, Larossi Abballa pledged allegience to …

Annoyed by people who Instagram at brunch? Well, a new study suggests they’re happier than you.

To certain types of restaurateurs, meals served in their establishment are holy things, meant to be digested gastronomically rather than being fodder for a camera lens. Take Momofuku Ko in New York City, where servers quietly but firmly squash any would-be food photographers: There, in 2013, a …

The Secret Issues With Being An Instagram Star

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Until three days ago, <i>The Telegraph</i>’s pages have been a Kardashian free Utopia. The People’s Republic of un-Kardashian. Kim’s exactly not <i>our</i> idea of a woman of substance – although copious amounts of silicone and a mono-focus on making money are substances of a kind. But the fact that she and Kanye …

Satirical Series Reveals the Secret Lies Behind Picturesque Instagram Posts

Some Instagram photos are so perfect you can't help wondering how scenes like that actually exist. Beautifully crafted, the compositions might make you wish your life was that picturesque. Thailand-based photographer Chompoo Baritone sheds some light on these types of impeccable images with her …

10 Brands to Watch in 2015

While the fast-paced nature of fashion makes it extremely difficult to forecast what to expect<p>While the fast-paced nature of fashion makes it extremely difficult to forecast what to expect next, due to the changing temperaments of consumers and trends, we can look at what brands have showed recent …

Daria Strokous Models White Denim for J Brand's Spring 2015 Ads

Introducing the spring-summer 2015 campaign from J Brand starring Daria Strokous. The new images embrace a California ease while still maintaining a …

Study Finds that Men Who Share Selfies Online Show More Psychopathic Tendencies

Men who share selfies online are more likely to exhibit psychopathic tendencies. That’s what researchers are saying after conducting a lengthy study …

Psychology

What I Instagrammed Vs. What Was Really Happening, Or My Entire Life Is A Lie

I love Instagram. Whether I'm drinking a coffee, heading to the gym or simply feeling in the mood for the occasional (okay, a little more than …

What happens when you accidentally become internet famous?

ash (@chntxl)pls rt bc everyone needs alex from target on their tl pic.twitter.com/31udOj9FxdNovember 2, 2014<p>This weekend, the internet made a Target employee famous.<p>Currently known only as “Alex from Target”, all it took was for one person to tweet a picture of him.<p>Within 12 hours, Alex was a top …

2014, the year of... instagram

Charge it, point it, zoom it, press it, snap it, work it, quick - upload it. 2014 has been a coming of age year for Instagram that has seen it usurp Twitter and break news, fuel movements and cultivate calls for change in a haze of hashtags.<p>Cutting through the ennui of endless lists, click bait, …

The Best Ads Of Spring 2015

Harper's Bizarre! Editorial featuring Mike the Ruler

Fashion has been long static with the same authorities. Anna Wintour, the reigning editor-in-chief<p>Fashion has been long static with the same authorities. Anna Wintour, the reigning editor-in-chief of American <i>Vogue</i>, quipped about the incorporation of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian on the magazine’s …

Counter Culture: The Curse of Online Status Looks Into What It Means to be Internet Famous

“Social media is life really. What’re you going to do without social media? How’re you going to<p>“Social media is life really. What’re you going to do without social media? How’re you going to connect with people?” These are the opening lines to Hamish Stephenson’s short film documentary, Counter …